Wednesday, 1 February 2012

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President Obama’s Discussion of College Costs is Timely But Needs to be Expanded

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"President Obama's State of the Union address and his speech at the University of Michigan made broad sweeping comments about education and the issue of rising college costs," Rep. Virginia Foxx...

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01-31: Program Integrity Questions and Answers (Q&A) Website Update-Verification and Update on Verification Worksheets

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) recently updated the Program Integrity final regulations Q&As web page with regard to verification. In addition, the OPE will post two sample...

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Opinion: President Obama Declares War on College Costs

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The administration is proposing that some federal aid would be contingent on schools keeping their prices reasonable and providing good value," Lynn O'Shaughnessy writes for CBS Money Watch....

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01-31: Loan Servicing Information – CornerStone Joins Federal Loan Servicer Team

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

The expansion of the Department of Education's (ED) federal loan servicer team will occur through new federal loan servicing contracts awarded under the HCERA/SAFRA Not-For-Profit (NFP) Servicer...

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Applying for Financial Aid? Do Your Homework

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Once you qualify for money for college, it's time to ask some very important questions," the Huffington Post reports. "Some scholarships or grants require you to pass all of your classes, or to keep...

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Independent Colleges Are Keen on Affordability Goals, but Wary of How to Achieve Them

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Reacting to the higher-education proposals President Obama unveiled last week, the leader of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities said Monday that the organization was...

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Opinion: The Great Tuition Pander

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"To the long list of constituencies at whom President Obama is righteously cheesed off - millionaires, billionaires, international terrorists, those sorts of people - we may now add the bursars of...

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Key Congressman Blasts Obama’s Proposals on Federal Aid Policy

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Rep. Harold D. Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, rebuked President Obama today for suggesting in a speech last week that colleges that fail to...

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College Aid Advice From Ivy League Aid Director

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Want a rare look behind the scenes of the financial aid office at a top university to hear how it's done, how they calculate your aid eligibility, look at your finances on using the FAFSA and CSS...

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How You Pay for College Impacts Your Tax Bill

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

"With undergraduate tuition at all-time highs, the government provides some relief for taxpayers with dependents in college," Fox Business reports. "Understanding which credit or deduction works best...

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